Waiganjo case: Junior officer says boss threatened her

Former Rift Valley police boss John M’Mbijiwe reprimanded a junior officer for failing to release two vehicles belonging to Joshua Waiganjo, the man accused of posing as a police officer for over five years without being detected.

The vehicles had been detained at the Kirengero Police Station in Subukia.

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The revelations were made during the hearing of a case in which Mr M’Mbijiwe and former Anti-Stock Theft Unit commandant Michael Remi Ngugi have denied abuse of office charges and protecting Mr Waiganjo.

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Testifying in the case, former Subukia OCPD Jacinta Wesonga told the court that Mr Mbijiwe summoned her to his office after she refused to release a lorry, which she later learnt was owned by Mr Waiganjo.

According to Ms Wesonga, Mr M’Mbijiwe threatened her with unspecified consequences if she failed to direct her juniors to release the two vehicles that were held at the Kirengero Police Station.

Ms Wesonga said in Mr M’Mbijiwe’s office she found another man whom she later found out was Mr Waiganjo.

“Mr Mbijiwe introduced the man to me and told me he was a friend to the then Police Commissioner Matthew Iteere who had ordered for Mr Waiganjo’s lorry to be released.

The hearing continues August 16.

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